April 1st 2012 Issue

Eye-to-eye with consumers

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The bin porch offers customers a wide choice, and they can buy any mixture at a fixed price for a

From pie to health food

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New, healthy products include dried cherries and tart cherry juice.

If you hear the words, “tart cherries,” and a nice oozy

USA Farmers seek reform

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Chalmers Carr III doesn’t expect Congressional action on farm labor and immigration issues before the fall elections this year, and

Aiming for efficiency

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Almost $3 million in government funding earmarked for packing house improvements was announced January 27 at the B.C. Fruit Growers’

Underground drip irrigation serves two purposes

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Water is plentiful in the fruit-growing area along Lake Michigan’s eastern shore, so it’s not scarcity that’s an issue. The

New York apple growers on alert for strep-resistant fireblight

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Dead terminal shoots on apple trees caused by infection by fireblight bacteria.
COURTESY OF KERIK COX

Apple growers in New York State

Seasonal workers essential but costly

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Having to rely on migrant labor has never been an easy game for fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada.

While a

Tallying the costs

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Tree fruit growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan ­Valley typically require about 3,300 seasonal workers annually. But working with foreign migrants

DNA test identifies pathogens in tainted foods

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Fruit or vegetable packers concerned that their produce may be contaminated with unsafe pathogens will soon have a simple screening

Stinkbug watch

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Entomologists in New York State developed a clever way of keeping an eye out for inroads by the brown marmorated

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